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Confederate Monument Removed in Florida

Confederate Monument Removed in Florida
Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum stands in front of a Confederate monument on the Florida Capitol grounds and has called for its removal. Manatee County has removed a monument honoring Confederate soldiers from its courthouse grounds after a 4-3 county commission vote.  (Brendan Farrington/AP)

Thursday, 24 August 2017 11:56 AM

A monument honoring Confederate soldiers been removed from the grounds of a public building in Florida.

Manatee County spokesman Nick Azzara tells the Bradenton Herald the Confederate war veteran memorial was taken off the grounds of the county courthouse on Thursday morning. Only the slab where the monument stood remained in place.

County commission voted 4-3 to put the monument in temporary storage while exploring a new home for it. The vote followed a protest by hundreds of people, many calling for the removal of the monument.

Earlier this month, Hillsborough County commissions said a Confederate monument would stay put in Tampa unless private funds were raised to move it. Donations poured in, including a promise from the three major sports teams to dedicate funds to move the monument.

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A monument honoring Confederate soldiers been removed from the grounds of a public building in Florida.
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